There are many ways to support and grow the Special Olympics Movement.
For over 50 years, the Special Olympics movement has had a major impact on the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities, uniting Massachusetts communities by fostering a sense of goodwill and inclusion, all through the power of sports. There’s a way for everyone to get involved. Select what you’re interested in below to find out more.
Athletes can begin training at age 2 with the Young Athletes Program and on competitive teams beginning at age 8. We offer 23 sports year-round through local programs across Massachusetts.
Coaches provide the instruction and guidance to support athletes and partners train and compete throughout a season. Head and assistant coaches typically have knowledge of a particular sport or multiple sports and are expected to commit to an entire season.
Without our day-of event volunteers, no Special Olympics sports or fundraising event would be possible! We have specialized roles such as medical or photography and more general roles like helping with check-in or timing of events.